I’m having a wreath-making party tomorrow (which I’ll be sharing later this week) and as I was prepping I thought I would make myself a new wreath for our front door. The entire time since we moved in April I have had my Easy Spring Wreath on the front door…we were overdue for a freshening up! I resisted the urge to go for an autumn look just yet and came up with this Burlap Monogram wreath using what I already had on hand.
I used a pool noodle from the dollar store for my base-way cheaper than any foam or straw base from the craft stores. I had some issues getting it to stay in a circle at first but I reached out to some fellow crafters and it seems the key is LOTS of duct tape! I also used a wood “R” I bought with a coupon at Hobby Lobby and spray painted black-it used to be in my Mud Room. The burlap runner was less than $10 for a huge roll at Michael’s and I had some fabric scraps from an old pillow project that I used to make my fabric rosettes.
To assemble the wreath I wrapped the burlap around enough to cover the raging bright orange pool noodle and then hot glued the end in place on the back. I used hot glue to secure the rosettes and letter to the wreath as well. I was hanging my wreath on a plastic hook so I snipped a little horizontal cut into the wrapped burlap to insert the hook into to hang. You could also use a coordinating ribbon to hang it as well.
I’m not sure if I’ll leave it up or not, with the window as a background the R kind of gets lost in the mix. I may need to paint the letter a lighter color to give it a little more contrast. Overall though I’m super happy with how it turned out considering it was all materials I had on hand and only took about a half hour!
Do you keep a wreath on your front door? If so, how often do you change it out?
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